2020.10.30 16:34 HappinessNowChannel The Truth Caster Interview with Brother Eli Soriano
2020.10.30 16:34 HappinessNowChannel The Truth Caster Interview with Brother Eli Soriano
2020.08.30 17:14 marianoponceiii Ang Tamang Daan vs Ang Dating Daan... what's the aftermath?
2019.12.02 21:25 Sy1990 If I Don’t Join your Church, Will I Scorch in Hell? by Jarell De Jesus, D’X-Man
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One time I watched the program of Maximo Bularan. I think that was in IBC 13. Maximo Bularan and Rene Panoncillo, very emphatically were saying, “Our countrymen, we are inviting you. We want you to be saved. If you do not get affiliated with this Church, your bones will scorch in hell.” That was what got me. I was convinced by what Bularan said. I then began to see how I could join them.
In our Barangay, 50% are Catholics, 40% are Iglesia ni Cristo. In other words, we did not get hard up in locating them. I asked around and found a Chapel there. Actually, I only talked to our neighbor with a family of “handog” (handed over). Their father was a head deacon of the town, and then he had a minister son. All of the children are handog. So we are called “bunga” (fruit). Bunga to them is member.
For six months continuously attending their indoctrination, I had no absence though I was going to school. They call that trial. In that six months, they will see if you will not turn back. You are being tried but you are not considered a member – just a visitor. Yet, I was already giving contributions. I was only 18 then. Though I was studying, I was strictly going to their church services. After six months, I was baptized.
With them, if a Barangay Captain gets affiliated, he is considered 100 members. If a child of the Barangay Captain gets affiliated, she is worth 10 members. We don’t see documents proving that though. Anyway, I did not stay long there, but I mastered their doctrines. I memorized them.
Christ is man; Felix Manalo is an angel from the east; he is worm Jacob, a messenger of the last days; and many more. I believed then that Felix Manalo is a messenger.
I was a student staying in a boarding house. One time our gate was locked, but I climbed up the gate just so I could get out. Of course, it was too early and I did not like to disturb our landlady. I would attend worship services of the Iglesia ni Cristo in the early morning. From the boarding house to the place of worship is four kilometers. I would walk that distance. There were jeeps going there; there were tricycles, but I did not mind them. I wanted to make it on my own. I wanted to feel the dedication because I felt I found the truth. I was very active.
With the Iglesia ni Cristo, when it comes to Santa Cena (Holy Supper), you would see thick jewelries, beautiful dresses, and the owners would be seated at the front. Seating arrangement separated the males from the females, and children were not allowed to enter. It has the impression of discipline and order, but it looks disturbing for some. There were instances members did not attend gatherings for lack of money.
“Why didn’t you attend?”
“I did not have anything for contribution.”
I had seen personally Eraṅo Manalo when he went to Capaz, Tarlac. The Manalo’s are really tall – like the race of angels. When Eraṅo visits a locale, he has an advance party. The SCAN would be there.
It is early morning; the ambiance would be like Christ coming down. There is that impending congregational crying. There is a promise of stampede coming. During that time, the members shook hands with him.
That one time, the door was just opening and the crying began. Huhuhuhu… That is what they have instilled in us – not the teachings but that form of crying. That kind of crying in waves, that you can make the whole group cry – that is their definition of graceful prayer. Full of spirit, that is.
So, the door begins to open because Eraṅo Manalo is coming. Right away the crying begins. “Brothers, what is this? He is not yet here! Why do you start crying?” Silence – as if on reality check.
I saw Manalo arrive. The door is being closed to prevent stampede.
In my observation, Eraṅo is not very good at delivering a topic. He finishes. Then there is no prayer yet but they would begin crying, and the crying is too much. I could not cry; I didn’t know why. As if I had to force myself to cry, but I could not. I was wondering why because I was crying with them before.
The crying came in waves. It seemed like they practiced doing that. There were waves and waves of crying that rose and fell, rose and fell, rose and fell. Meanwhile, the chapel seemed to shake…. was shaking.
“Rise up… father! Huhuhuhuhu!” My hair stood on end! It was like demonic. I did not like to hear it because it was like calling for a demon.
There was crying, crying, crying – in waves and waves that rose and fell. The chapel seemed to shake from much crying. Since the chapel was concrete and enclosed, when they cried together, their prayer created an eerie sound, and then accompanied by waves.
I saw the INC having influence in the barangay because every time there is a problem and it is the INC members who are at fault, they are given favor. When it came to the local government, in the Municipal Hall, they are backed up by the Barangay Captain.
As an INC member, I was able to convert my father who was a Barangay Captain before. There were issues in the barangay. I think he needed some defense and the Iglesia ni Cristo promises defense for their members. Then and there, he got affiliated. So now, there were two of us attending the church gatherings.
What hurts was that, when I got affiliated with the Church of God International that Bro. Eli Soriano is Presiding Minister to, my father was excommunicated by the Iglesia ni Cristo. He was the incumbent barangay captain and he was to be on his third term. For this supposed third term, a Catholic fought him. Though the INC backed up my father, he lost in the elections because the strength of the Catholics was fierce.
According to my father, when you lose, you are marked; history records that loss. So after that loss, the following election, my father had his own protégé that he had groomed for Barangay Captain to beat the one who had beat him. But his opponent was rich. She paid the Iglesia ni Cristo. In short, the one carried by the INC was the one who paid them. The elections went on as usual.
My father did not completely believe in the doctrines of the INC who required bloc voting. In his pride, he still pushed for his protégé and disregarded the INC requirement. When the INC learned about it, my father got excommunicated.
I challenged my father: “Pa, I thought yours is the true church and outside, there is no salvation. Why did they excommunicate you? So now, you have no salvation!” My father simply bowed his head. He remained silent. I pity him.
But I didn’t count that as loss. There are many who had been excommunicated just for refusing to bloc-vote the candidate of the Iglesia ni Cristo. On the other hand, I am happy they excommunicated him. It is not a loss.
I grew up a Catholic, but there came a time I was looking for truth. I went here and there. I also listened to Wilde Almeda of the Jesus Miracle Crusade. I also listened to Mike Velarde. I have heard his three jumps, three eggs. Invert the umbrella for the rain of blessings from heaven. I knew all those. Those were really weird. Really weird! Now, here comes the Iglesia ni Manalo. They are using the Bible, but they are deceiving.
So, I was back to looking for truth but truth was like a shadow. You cannot see light in a shadow. My father began watching Bro. Eli, I began watching too.
But we were not allowed to watch Bro. Eli. So if you watch, you will have some guilt feeling. You would be shy to open the channels. But in RPN9, I watched Bro. Eli.
In the INC, they always read to us the Lamsa version of Acts 20:28. Take care of your body and the whole body… redeemed by the Church of Christ. Meanwhile, while I was watching Bro. Eli’s program, Bro. Eli mentioned that the INC exclusively use this version because it mentions “Church of Christ,” but all other versions use “Church of God.”
Now, since it was “Iglesia ni Cristo” (Church of Christ) that was instilled in my mind and not “Iglesia ng Panginoon” (Church of God), I believed Soriano was lying. Then I began to research.
We knew that. It was RPN9 and Free TV. It was clear to find it. I did not believe because I looked at Bro. Eli as a demon. That was what was being said with us. “Do not watch! His demonic spirit might convey to you!”
We read Pasugo, the INC magazine. But they did not allow us to read the Bible. They say there is a right involved. Since you cannot understand, why do you read? Oh, yes, so why should I read? To one who was made to understand that, it is to him who should read that. Reading is only meant for those chosen like the ministers, their pastors. They alone have the right to read the Bible.
So we had to listen to the minister. But when I got affiliated with the Church of God, I was surprised to find that all of the members carried Bibles. That is including the children from the Kawan ng Cordero (KNC). They, too, had Bibles with them. You see, we were much deprived of reading the Bible. Whenever we saw the Bible, we shunned it. But over here, everyone carries a Bible and is writing notes!
Over with the Iglesia ni Cristo, the talk is that Bro. Eli was their member but they excommunicated him. They said, he had misappropriated some funds and that is why he was excommunicated. That is how they bad-mouth him. They prohibited us from watching Bro. Eli’s programs. There were times it was their treasurer who was talking. They also said Bro. Eli is reading the Bible but his interpretations are not correct. What he was saying was not true, they said.
But my father watched Bro. Eli’s program. We were watching for two years. I was watching with my father. Bro. Eli was discussing things that were too hurtful to the ears. I was hurting. Bro. Eli was saying Manalo is not an angel from the east.
“No! That is really Manalo!” I was reacting.
“Read. The angel from the east is Christ! Those numbered were 144,000. So how can that be Manalo? Did Manalo ever go to Israel?”
After two months watching, I noticed that I was already wearing skirts – instead of pants. I was not cutting my hair anymore. From January 2000 onwards, I did not anymore.
I was baptized on July 28, 2000. By October, I became a Church worker. Then I was being sent to my assignments. But INC ministers began coming to our house. They had new fabrications about Bro. Eli that they were propagating – that Soriano is a rapist; he is like this, like that. When I went home, the head deacon had collected articles against Ang Dating Daan and Bro. Eli. He placed them at the side and gave them to my father for me. I think they wanted me back.
I was being visited by officials of the Church locale, and the minister assigned there. They insisted, “Christ is man!”
“No, he is not!” I gave them a verse so that they can understand, then we began debating.
“Ah, so, you are changing words in the Bible!”
“What changing? Read! Read!”
The following day I was assigned to the Locale of Yangka. Singing started. If you are the front, it means you are playing a role. I saw the QUAT all went out. After the gathering, as I left, I noticed that there were the INC ministers who went to our home! They were many! I think they were deacons.
They asked me, “What are you doing here?” That means they followed me to my assignment. I never thought they knew where I would be assigned. I did not know that. They were there: the INC deacons, officials of the locale. It has been three years, yet they followed me. They saw me.
“What are you doing here?”
I hurried out.
“Answer me! What are you doing here?”
That was night time when I left the house. My father said, “Did you know that my brothers are stalking you?” My father knew; he knew their caliber. He was their member that time.
Again, my father said, “One time, they asked me, how many children do you have?”
“Six. But one of them was killed by the Iglesia ni Cristo.”
I did not like this to happen. Because, you know, they know. That means we are on their hotlist. We were receiving many death threats. They had been going to my father too because they excommunicated him. They wanted him back.
I came here to Apalit because of our program. Bro. Marcos Mataro invited me. He was our pilot in D’X-Man. We were the ones answering the Iglesia ni Cristo for their attacks against Bro. Eli. I did not expect that the program will stay long. After three episodes, they let me stay here until I became a mainstay.
Of course, there is no verbatim order that we cannot get out of the compound. But since Bro. Marcos Mataro was murdered, things have become rather difficult. If you go home, you should ask permission. If not allowed, you cannot. They were texting before. “We will kill Marcos! We will bury him alive. Those of you who are alive, we will skin you alive.”
Our program had a cell phone number reflected for comments and suggestions. One comment said, “You are such an animal, Mataro! You are a loud mouth!” Another message said, “You will not last up to 2008.”
We laughed. Though we knew they kill, we never expected they would do it to Bro. Marcos. So when he was murdered, “Oh, yes, so they gave us an example! The text message, after all, is true. They’re going to do it!”
After that, my world has shrunk terribly. There are areas in the Convention Center Compound that I cannot go to. I simply shift from my office, then back to my quarters. If ever I go home, there is always an escort for me. After Bro. Marcos died, we had to stay put.
I want to go home to see my parents. Just in my dreams I wanted to embrace them. I simply embrace them in my dreams. One time, I was able to go home because I was escorted. I was worrying that my parents watched the “Cry for Justice for Bro. Marcos Mataro.” His lifeless body sprawled on the ground, his head smashed, his oozing blood – I worried that my parents saw those, or else they would pull me out.
I would not like to stop because we were at the peak of the battle for him. And UNTV had very good reception. I was just wondering that ever since Bro. Marcos died, up until I went home, there was no access to UNTV37 in our place. They did not know Bro. Marcos died. If they knew, they would surely send for me. More so if they learned about our bludgeoned brothers by Jollibee restaurant.
My father said, “It had been a long time we had no reception for UNTV.” I was very happy. Thanks be to God! Did you know when they learned that Bro. Marcos died? This December 2013! That was the time I had the courage to tell them Bro. Marcos died in 2008 yet. That’s already many years ago.
My father asked me, “So how is Mataro?”
“Mataro? He was elevated”
“Ah, is he now with Soriano?”
I told him, he died and because of the “Cry for Justice,” we were filed a case. We appeared in court once. Bro. Eli, Bro. Daniel, all X-Man hosts were named respondents.
Of course, there were the QUATS. Once, I was looking out at the veranda, the QUAT said, “Sis, no!” He told me to move away from there. Then the case filed in Marawi City in Mindanao, our lawyers there are the ones moving. Up until now.
My trials involve limited access to people. If you mention going to market, that would be like a dream come true to me. “Oh! Good for you, you were able to go to market!”
Bro. Marcos was just murdered. It changed everything for us and shrunk our personal space. Early morning you would be awakened, the security would give you instructions. The mind is so tortured. Then there were the threats. The press would bombard you with stories.
Amidst that, you hear, “Let’s go to the market!” If I could do that, I would find myself fulfilled that I can already die. My feelings were like that – because my world has become too small.
One time I went home, it was night time. Out of the window of the car, I saw the trees. I opened the windows and looked at them, the surroundings. When I looked at the trees, I was very happy. Just to see the trees outside, I was very happy.
Here’s one thing I cannot forget. When I was baptized, Bro. Eli said during our orientation: “Brothers and sisters, I have nothing to give you. My only instruction is, when it comes to righteousness, when it comes to faith, whatever the time, call me and I will defend you.”
That was what Bro. Eli said. “When it comes to righteousness, when it comes to faith, whatever the time, call me and I will defend you.”
I had not seen this with the ministers of Manalo – that when it came to righteousness, they are concerned for one soul that when you look at it, is like worthless, it is like nothing.
Not so with Bro. Eli.
2019.10.17 04:39 Anokata08 Philippines religion and their doctrine
2018.12.26 08:47 LecheKaFlan [ABS-CBN News on Twitter] SC affirms libel conviction of Ang Dating Daan's Bro. Eli Soriano over radio statements vs Jesus Miracle Crusade evangelist Wilde Almeda. SC however acquits him in another count of libel vs Jesus Miracle Crusade and its pastors.
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2017.08.28 14:01 ninjyte Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Review Thread
|Website/Author||Converted Score||Critic's Score||Quote||Platform|
|AngryCentaurGaming - Jeremy Penter||Buy||Buy||This is absolutely a 'Buy'. I get it that some people aren't a fan of this genre, it won't magically make you so, but the fact is what it does is it changes the form and function of the particular expectations we have for this genre and the titles therein. Additionally, it's IPs you wouldn't expect and they nailed it.||Switch|
|Eurogamer - Oli Welsh||Recommended||Recommended||This wonky crossover is the unlikely source of a superbly designed tactical combat challenge as well as a charmingly silly adventure.||Switch|
|GameXplain - GameXplain||Liked-a-lot||Liked-a-lot||All in all, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle shocked me. It's a concept that sounded pretty dumb on paper, and yet, the developers pulled it off–and more. The battle system is brilliant, and truly rewarding, the presentation is impressive, and even the Mario and Rabbid gangs compliment each other well. The only things that slightly mar the experience are the lacking adventuring elements and a few user-interface issues, like the lack of camera-control that could have improved the battle system even more. But despite these issues, I liked Kingdom Battle a lot, and it is now one of my favorite games on Nintendo Switch.||Switch|
|Kotaku - Patricia Hernandez||Unscored||Unscored||Mario himself might not have been my favorite part of the game, but the reverence with which the game's creators hold Mario and friends was evident in every inch of this adventure. And it helped make the game come together so well.||Switch|
|Washington Post - Christopher Byrd||Unscored||Unscored||"Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle" has lots of charmingly frivolous things to think about and it's easy to collapse into its world of tactical antics because its gameplay is so absorbing. In the most complimentary sense, it feels like something Nintendo might have done if its humor was a bit more rough.||Switch|
|VGChartz - Daniel Carreras||Unscored||Unscored||If you had told me last year that one of my favourite games of 2017 would involve Rabbids I would've called you crazy. How wrong I was - it turns out having a franchise as solid and polished as Mario does wonders to ground the humour of the childish Rabbids, and ensures this is one of the most downright enjoyable strategy games I've played in quite some time.||Switch|
|ZTGD - John Whitehouse||95||9.5 / 10||All of the nods to the Mario universe, how many staples of said universe feature in how the gameplay works with this unique title and the attention to every little detail makes this not only a fresh take on a classic character, but possibly my favorite Mario game ever.||Switch|
|Marooners' Rock - Alex McCumbers||92||9.2 / 10||I can only hope this relationship with Nintendo and Ubisoft continues, because aside from Breath of the Wild, Mario + Rabbids is the best game on the Switch.||Switch|
|Cheat Code Central - Jenni Lada||92||4.6 / 5||Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a game that will surprise people. The level of quality and depth here is absolutely extraordinary. There are some very well thought out levels that involve doing more than just fighting one or two foes. The character movesets mean you'll have favorites you rely on often and others you find yourself needing for specialized situations. The campaign and hub are structured in a way that encourages you to return to retry levels or access new areas with recently acquired Beep-0 skills. It is one of the most charming and detailed games I have played in 2017 and I suspect it will go on to become one of the Switch's most memorable titles.||Switch|
|Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German||91||9.1 / 10||Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is definitely offers the best from both worlds with a touch of XCOM. Tactical veterans will miss some challenge in most of the game but besides that the game is probably the best entry into the world of tactical RPGs. Also Super Mario and Ubisoft Fans will enjoy the amount of easter eggs and secrets hidden in the game.||Switch|
|VGProfessional - Nazih Fares||91||9.1 / 10||Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is the kind of exclusive the Nintendo Switch deserves. Gorgeous, simple to learn, yet difficult to master, this collaboration between Ubisoft and Nintendo is a work of art that nobody should miss on Nintendo's latest console.||Switch|
|Nintendojo - Andy Hoover||91||A-||Considering how disparate all the elements found in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle appear on the surface, everything comes together astonishingly well when experienced as a whole.||Switch|
|NintendoWorldReport - Daan Koopman||90||9 / 10||The developers at Ubisoft Milan and Paris took their time to figure what works about strategy games and elevated it to a form that can be enjoyed by many. Add to that the pure cleverness of the adventure, and what results in an absolute must play for Nintendo Switch owners. This is the best game the Rabbids have starred in and they only needed Mario to achieve it.||Switch|
|Hardcore Gamer - Chris Shive||90||4.5 / 5||While not a traditional Mario or Rabbids game, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle contains enough elements from both franchises to appeal to fans of either series.||Switch|
|GameSpot - Edmond Tran||90||9 / 10||The unlikely collision of Mario and Rabbid franchises is delightfully charming, and features a deeply satisfying turn-based tactics system underneath its colorful skin.||Switch|
|Spaziogames - Stefania Sperandio - Italian||90||9 / 10||A crazy and extremely fun mash-up, embellished by an excellent combat system and a compelling soundtrack by the eternal Grant Kirkhope.||Switch|
|GearNuke - Khurram Imtiaz||90||9 / 10||Despite being one of the most crazy collaboration so far from Nintendo, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle ends up being a highly competent strategy RPG with an addictive combat and progression system.||Switch|
|Press Start - Shannon Grixti||90||9 / 10||It’s not often you get something like Kingdom Battle, and while I feel like kids expecting an easy adventure through the Mushroom Kingdom will be in for a bit of a shock, those craving a deep, strategic, and uniquely different escapade through the Super Mario universe will be met with a game that shines as one of 2017’s best.||Switch|
|USgamer - Mike Williams||90||4.5 / 5 stars||Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a game that sounds like it shouldn't be any good. On the contrary, Ubisoft has crafted a charming adventure for Mario and its Rabbids. The game streamlines the strategy combat experience while still offering surprising depth. Its world is absolutely beautiful, full of color, life, and hints of Mario's long history. Mario + Rabbids has no right being this good. It's not perfect, but it stands as one of the better gaming surprises of 2017.||Switch|
|Nintendo Insider - Alex Seedhouse||90||9 / 10||Whether you still struggle to comprehend the unexpected collision that the irreverent Rabbids have had with the Mushroom Kingdom or not, in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Ubisoft Milan readily proves at every turn that even the wackiest ideas can result in a sensational experience. With infectious humour, it will soon win you over to prove itself absolutely unmissable.||Switch|
|Twinfinite - Zhiqing Wan||90||4.5 / 5||All in all, though, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is yet another fantastic game you should have in your library if you own a Nintendo Switch. It's clear that Ubisoft respects the sanctity of these iconic Nintendo characters, and the game certainly does them justice. Kingdom Battle might not be the most challenging tactical RPG around, but it does offer a satisfying combat flow, and provides ample opportunities for players to come up with interesting strategies and team compositions to complete a map with.||Switch|
|Slant Magazine - Jed Pressgrove||90||9 / 10||Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is one of the most creative turn-based tactical games in years.||Switch|
|We Got This Covered - Dylan Chaundy||90||4.5 / 5 stars||Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is an absorbing and addictive experience that combines unpredictable, tactically deep, turn-based strategy gameplay and dexterously imbues it with the humor and heart of a traditional Mario adventure.||Switch|
|Do You Even Game Bro? - Kieron Verbrugge||90||9 / 10||A trip to the Mushroom Kingdom by way of Ubisoft and the Rabbids, this risky move pays off with an addictive and challenging turn-based strategy RPG full of great fan service and more than a few laughs.||Switch|
|Nintendo Life - Thomas Whitehead||90||9 / 10||Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a must have for Switch-owning fans of turn-based tactical games. More importantly, such is the style and depth on offer that it's also ideal for those that haven't played much of the genre, for whom 'X-COM' sounds like a silly acronym from a war movie. It introduces the concept in the best possible way, and then utilises its own ideas for what becomes a smart and - at times - deliciously challenging experience.It's perfectly acceptable to be surprised by Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, as many have been since its E3 reveal. The end result delivers on all of the potential that we could suddenly see back in June; even if you don't actually like the Rabbids, this game - and its familiar Mario cast and setting - is so good that Ubisoft's mascots are likeable. Well, almost.||Switch|
|Atomix - Aureliano Carvajal - Spanish||90||90 / 100||Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is the game that every third-party should aspire to create for the Nintendo Switch: its fun, inspiring, and just seems to push the hardware to its limits. Ubisoft did a great job capturing Mario's world and gives us a very entertaining experience.||Switch|
|Easy Allies - Michael Damiani||90||4.5 / 5 stars||Outside of a few other minor blemishes like jarring animations during cutscenes, Mario + Rabbids is a great game that has a lot of unique elements you simply can’t find in other strategy RPGs. Ubisoft puts all concerns to rest with an amazing effort that hopefully paves the way for more collaborations with Nintendo. Written||Switch|
|Player.One - ND Medina||90||9 / 10||Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a unique game that takes strengths from both properties and refines them into a kid-friendly tactics adventure game that keeps going long after the final boss fight, with plenty of things to collect, secrets to find, challenges to beat and even a Season Pass promising a bevy of future content.||Switch|
|GamingTrend - Noah McGuire||90||9 / 10||Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle features excellent turn-based strategy gameplay and buttery smooth combat and animations. A fluid and fun must-have for Switch owners and strategy fans alike.||Switch|
|Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury||90||4.5 / 5 stars||Mario + Rabbids could have been so much worse than this, but somehow Ubisoft's really done something special with it. And, as one of the rare cases where Nintendo has loaned its most precious property out to a third party, Ubisoft has done something that, I hope, Nintendo itself will be proud of.||Switch|
|CGMagazine - Joel Couture||90||9 / 10||Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a gorgeous adventure and an engrossing tactical romp, offering a solid challenge and some unique combat quirks that will please tactical fans.||Switch|
|COGconnected - James Paley||88||88 / 100||With every successive stage the potential dangers grow, and new ones are always being added to the pile.||Switch|
|Everyeye.it - Marco Mottura - Italian||87||8.7 / 10||A quirky crossover that seamlessly blends two universes apparently far away, a compelling strategic game that despite its simplicity has a lot of depth to it (and one that could be a perfect introduction to the genre) and above all a production that truly captures that special, peculiar Nintendo feel: well played Crying Ubisoft Man, well played.||Switch|
|IGN Spain - David Soriano - Spanish||87||8.7 / 10||Sometimes crossovers surprise us by bringing together in the same title two apparently disconnected licenses like these. In addition, the game allows us to see an unprecedented genre in the adventures of the italian plumber as is the turn-based strategy, and the result could not be better for this debut.||Switch|
|IGN Italy - Gianluca Loggia - Italian||86||8.6 / 10||Simply put: one of the best games available today on Nintendo Switch.||Switch|
|LevelUp - Juanem Reyes||86||8.6 / 10||Underneath the odd blend of Mario with the Rabbids lies a very good SRPG. Its combat mechanics are frantic, fun and complex enough to make the whole campaign a joy to play. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a nice surprise, there is no doubt about it.||Switch|
|GamePro - Mirco Kämpfer - German||86||86 / 100||Excellent Mario-Rabbids-Crossover with beautiful worlds, deep character system and strategic battles. A must-have for the Switch.||Switch|
|GamesBeat - Mike Minotti||85||85 / 100||The Switch has had a great debut year, and Mario + Rabbids is another, if unexpected, excellent addition to its software library.||Switch|
|GameSpace - William Murphy||85||8.5 / 10||If you own a Nintendo Switch, you want this game, period. I didn’t know I wanted this mashup, but now that we have it, I can’t wait for the DLC, and I definitely want sequels.||Switch|
|Game Informer - Jeff Marchiafava||85||8.5 / 10||While Kingdom Battle's puzzles won't win any awards, the robust selection of challenging tactical battles entertains from beginning to end.||Switch|
|Worth Playing - Cody Medellin||85||8.5 / 10||Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is another excellent addition to the Nintendo Switch's bustling first-year library of enjoyable titles. It does a great job of being accessible enough to lure strategy newcomers while also providing a good amount of challenge to vets. It comes with plenty of content to keep players going in solo and multiplayer modes, and every battle is entertaining. With a presentation that matches some of the better Super Mario titles out there, Mario + Rabbids is a perfect fit for your library.||Switch|
|EGM - Ray Carsillo||85||8.5 / 10||Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle may not be the deepest tactical RPG, but it delivers a solid all-around experience that takes advantage of the strengths of both Mario and the Rabbids—making for one of the most surprisingly enjoyable game experiences you're likely to have this year.||Switch|
|Pardis Game - Sina Rabiee - Persian||85||8.5 / 10||In the end, we can say that Mario+Rabbids has become one of the best adventure games of the year by utilizaing interesting and innovative ideas which are presented in the form of a strategic gameplay, an exemplary game in terms of variety with a proper approach for the design that will bring you memorable moments. The only negative factor and disappointment of the game is the lack of an online part which prevents us from enjoying the game with others, whilst the game itself demands.||Switch|
|Reno Gazette-Journal - Jason Hidalgo||85||8.5 / 10||Mario + Rabbids delivers a fun and refreshing take on the Mario experience that only scratches the surface of this new tactical shooter's potential. Difficulty can vary wildly and the inability to save mid-battle might frustrate some folks while also making the game a bit tough for a younger audience. Its combination of humor and solid tactical gameplay, however, makes the game exactly the kind of title that Nintendo needs from third-party developers to build up its new system's library.||Switch|
|SA Gamer - Garth Holden||85||8.5 / 10||Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle perfectly captures the essence of Mario and XCOM franchises and wraps them into a highly enjoyable, easy to learn tactical experience.||Switch|
|TrueGaming - عمر العمودي - Arabic||80||8 / 10||This game, all in all, deserves to be played even if you are not much of a Strategy games fan because Ubisoft had elegantly produced a "Nintendo" title which perhaps may surpass even Nintendo themselves if they had released a Mario game in the strategy genre.||Switch|
|DualShockers - Logan Moore||80||8 / 10||Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has a special charm to it, which is something I didn't expect to say when first hearing about the project. While the allure of these two franchises coming together may be the draw for many, the surprising depth to its combat and the replayability that it offers are the real highlights. The fact that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle turned out as well as it did makes me hope to see Nintendo work with other developers again in the future to utilize their beloved characters in new, unique ways just like this.||Switch|
|Areajugones - Álvaro Giménez - Spanish||80||8 / 10||Mario and Rabidds come together in a videogame with high doses of humor, entertainment and style. Ubisfot and Nintendo join forces to create a great exclusive for Nintendo Switch.||Switch|
|Polygon - Russ Frushtick||80||8 / 10||Mario + Rabbids manages to walk a narrow road, offering up a legitimately challenging squad tactics experience without alienating the family friendly Mario audience. While it doesn't quite have the full layer of spit and polish of an in-house title, Ubisoft comes damn close to capturing that Nintendo magic.||Switch|
|GamesRadar+ - Stuart Andrews||80||4 / 5 stars||Mario + Rabbids gives you the action and strategy of XCOM in a way that does justice both to Mario and to the Rabbid's kooky style. Ubi's big E3 surprise is an unmissable Switch game.||Switch|
|TheSixthAxis - Dave Irwin||80||8 / 10||As strange as Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle sounds on paper, there are some really good ideas in the mix. Having XCOM's battle gameplay presented in a more light lighthearted fashion and greatly enhancing character movement are both excellent touches. It's not perfect, but there's a lot to like from this unlikely combination.||Switch|
|God is a Geek - Nick Gillham||80||8 / 10||Easily the best game the Rabbids have ever been in and quite possibly Mario’s best non-Nintendo spin-off.||Switch|
|Arcade Sushi - Luke Brown||80||8 / 10||Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is one of the best mash-up games in Ubisoft and Nintendo's partnership, and is a surprisingly strong strategy game to boot.||Switch|
|TrustedReviews - Brett Phipps||80||4 / 5 stars||Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is yet another great Nintendo Switch exclusive, and one of the most original Mario titles we've seen in a long time. It may not do much outside of the core combat, but even that is enough to keep you entertained for its duration.||Switch|
|Game Rant - Riley Little||80||4 / 5||This zany crossover from Nintendo and Ubisoft goes beyond initial expectations, setting up one of the more accessible and enjoyable turn-based strategy games in recent memory.||Switch|
|Gamers Heroes - Johnny Hurricane||80||8 / 10||Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a good first step towards what will hopefully become a series for Ubisoft and Nintendo. Fans of Mario games, strategy RPGs, or even Switch games in general should grab this without hesitation.||Switch|
|FNintendo - Pedro Meleiro - Portuguese||80||8 / 10||If a tactical turn-based RPG based on a crossover between the Mario universe and the Raving Rabbids seemed extremely unlikely, then Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle makes it all very real and with gusto. Thanks to its fun and deep combat system, a variety of abilities and characters to choose from and overall magnetic appeal, this game is set to gain a place in the heart of fans and newcomers to the genre alike.||Switch|
|VideoGamer - Colm Ahern||80||8 / 10||While Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle may have been the crossover that no one wanted, it's materialised as a really good one with some interesting systems, despite its smattering of shortcomings. It shouldn't work, but it does.||Switch|
|Metro GameCentral - GameCentral||80||8 / 10||Despite owing so much to XCOM, this is a fantastically imaginative and enjoyable strategy game that's as accessible as the genre has ever been on consoles.||Switch|
|3DNews - Иван Бышонкoв - Russian||80||8 / 10||Doesn't matter if you're a fan of a tactic games or a newcomer to the genre, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will please you with colorful looks, great maps design and addictive gameplay. And this adorable rabbids will definitely steal your heart.||Switch|
|IBTimes UK - Ben Skipper||80||4 / 5 stars||Nothing about Mario Rabbids should work. It's enough of a shock that Ubisoft Milan managed to bring together these two worlds so well, then it successfully makes its cast the stars of a genre none of them has ever been near. Robust in how it plays and confident in its presentation, Kingdom Battle is exactly the kind of bold and fun exclusive Switch needed in its first year.||Switch|
|Wccftech - Dave Aubrey||78||7.8 / 10||Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle looks, plays and sounds better than you would've ever expected from such a confusing crossover - an interesting take on the X-COM formula that can start to feel tedious, but starts amazingly and will keep many players stuck into the turn-based strategy shooter.||Switch|
|IGN - Dan Stapleton||77||7.7 / 10||Based on its colorful world, beautiful animation, and source material you might expect Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle to be “My first turn-based tactics game.” But you're in for a surprise: even for XCOM vets some of its battles are challenging puzzles. Some of its tougher levels do devolve into a trial-and-error slog, but a good mix of enemies, objectives, and character abilities keep things interesting.||Switch|
|Destructoid - Chris Carter||75||7.5 / 10||Other than the campaign there's some challenges to embark upon (which didn't really catch my interest), or a limited co-op mode. I'll be honest here, it's nice that they have it, but it's a little strange given that the story is single-player -- you'd have to catch your partner up to speed with your happenings unless they've played it. The learning curve isn't too steep (which is part of its charm), but I wish drop-in/drop-out multiplayer was just fully integrated.||Switch|
|TechRaptor - Alex Santa Maria||75||7.5 / 10||Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle gets more right than wrong in creating a casual and fun tactics experience, but tedious puzzle sections and a shotgun approach to Mario references holds it back from greatness.||Switch|
|New Game Network - Josh Hinke||71||71 / 100||Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is very charming and the whole aesthetic is a labor of love. However, pesky gameplay shortcomings and a nasty difficulty spike halfway through hamper this Nintendo love-letter.||Switch|
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